Emma Beddoes (far left) with the winning England squad

December 11, 2014, by Lee Chrimes

This week’s sporting news

Today, a number of Nottingham alumni will be in action for England Hockey as they take on Germany in the Champions Trophy quarter-finals. Midfielder Nick Catlin and goalkeeper George Pinner, both of Holcombe Hockey Club, and current Economics student Harry Martin have put in some sterling performances so far to help England beat World Champions Australia 3-1 and Pakistan 8-2, in which Catlin put in a Man of the Match performance. The 1-1 draw with Belgium that followed was enough to make sure England topped the group and if they are successful this afternoon, they will face Australia for the second time in a hotly anticipated semi-final.

Also representing England recently was alumna Emma Beddoes who was part of the World Squash Championship winning team; it was the first time they had won the competition since 2006. Since turning professional in 2007, Emma has won nine WSA World Tour titles and has been a regular for the national team. Emma easily won her two group games but it was her quarter-final performance which was most impressive, beating Ireland’s Breanne Flynn 11-5, 11-5 in just 14 minutes.

In other news, archery is continuing to prove its worth as an emerging sport with the University. As part of the Higher and Further Education programme, Nottingham are one of thirteen universities who have been offered approximately £1,000 to develop the sport. Shooting recreationally and competitively, the club has earned plenty of silverware in recent external and internal competitions, including experience team gold and experienced women’s compound gold in the BUCS Indoors event. If you fancy trying your hand at archery, check out the club’s SU page.

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